Friday, December 23, 2011

Know Your LGBT History - Saturday Night Live and 'Schmitts Gay'

Recently, Saturday Night Live got into trouble for a very crass skit which made fun of the transgender community.

The real shame of the entire controversy was the fact that in the past when the comedy sketch show parodied the lgbtq community, the skits were not only hilarious but made astute mockery of the social values at the time.

Such at the classic commercial above, Schmitts Gay, which poked fun at beer commercials featuring a heavy duty emphasis on half naked women.

The commercial featured Adam Sandler and the late Chris Farley.

Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

'Gay Ugandan speaks out about persecution' and other Friday midday news briefs

Bob Vander Plaats’ Pay-For-Play Scandal: Charged A Million Bucks For Endorsement, Asked Candidates To Drop Out - Another phony Christian shows his sleazy true colors. It's always about the money to some people.

Gay and Vilified in Uganda - Everybody needs to read this article, particularly Mr. Chuck Norris.

John Geddes Lawrence, of Lawrence v. Texas, Has Died at 68 - So both defendants in the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case (which struck down the sodomy laws) are now gone. They accomplished more in their lives than most people do.

New HIV Vaccine Approved for Human Tests - Let's keep our fingers crossed over this one.

Barber: People Hate Tim Tebow Because he is Saving Himself for Marriage - IF people truly hate Tebow, it's because all of the silly hype.

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Never let the Santorums and Bachmanns forget that we have families too!

This year, over 18 million people saw Zach Wahls defend marriage equality on behalf of his family in front of the Iowa Legislature.

This month, thousands of families submitted photos, joining Zach and his family in sending out this simple holiday greeting.....and creating this video and online campaign called "Love Makes a Family."

See more of the photos here:

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